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CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 4:30pm EST
some of the energy production there, and, also, it's another factor making the system volatile. >> host: another question, do you think the u.s.-iraq experience is directly related to u.s. he hesitation on syria? are we finished policing the world? >> guest: it's a good question. i think the syria situation is a very different one from the iraq situation. really, syria, in a funny way reminds me of the bulcans from the snows. there's an internal conflict which is really horrendous, more than 40,000 to 50,000 serbians have died in it. it's different in this respect, nobody, not even syria,ments the united states to invade on the grounds and take over syria and administer it. that's not the issue in the case of syria. the issue in the case of syria is whether the united states should do -- should supply weapons to factions that are fighting the regime that are aligned with our interests or not, and if we don't do this, won't the more extreme elements in the region support the radical islamic rebels fighting assad, and our stake in syria is we want the people to prevail closer to our inter
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
energy saver light lightbulbs. those change an entire house to those bulbs saves as much carbon in a year as moving to a walkable neighborhood saves in a week. the whole green gizmo green gadget discussion, you know, what can i buy to be sustainable? that's the wrong discussion. it's where can i live and how can i live to contribute less? the answer, again, is the city. this is fundamentally the opposite of american ethos. you know, from jefferson on. cities are not for the moral and health and freedom of man. if we continue to pile upon ourselves in cities like europe, we'll take to eating one another as they do there. [laughter] that was jefferson. that's continuing and continuing, and it made sense back in the 1700s when we had the whole country to spread out on and biggest by-product of transportation was fertilizer. that's not the case now. it's a longer discussion. all three of these are longer discussions, but they are national crisis. we have a national economic crisis. it's only going to get tougher. there's a national health crisis bankrupting us, and as proved a couple wee
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
today. i get a lot of psychic energy from being the mayor of the city, yet i'm there and managers, people who get the job done every single day whose names you never hear about. and the same thing in the work we do, i'm very proud to have been given support to this incredible work your degree-but you know the heroes of light and energy that are working within covenant house, that are making transformative changes, that there's a young kid one day that's going to be born to one of the children there that you'll never know their name, will feel that love. so that's my challenge to everybody, and this is -- science shows if you look in the stars tonight and we live in manhattan so probably won't be able to see a star, but just imagine, when you look up and see a star, think to yourself that hundreds of billioned of light years away and many of those stars you're looking at are gone. they no longer exist. and the billions of years it's taken for the light to get to you. the star itself is gone. but the energy and light that a body gives off while it is alive goes on forever. generatio
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 3:45pm EST
marginalized him. he was not sufficiently liberal to be on the energy and commerce committee, yet he's proof, and i show it throughout the book, even with him being sort of removed from the pecking order of power in the democrats, was able to get things done, that this wily guy knows how to pull strings on behalf of the district and, you know, gets parks appropriated, to get, you know, all -- to get bills passed. i'm he passed a pipeline safety bill which is essentially a regulation bill during the tea party congress. that's unheard of, and but ding l is, i think,, you know, a dying breed. his philosophy is you govern from the center. you begin writing a bill from the center meaning you bring everybody on board, get them in a room, talk about what they would like. sounds reasonable. that's not how it works today in zero sum politics where their idea, you know, it's the republican leadership, previously the democrats were guilty of the same thing, you know, take out our position to the extreme, make them come all the way in that direction, and if it's towards the center, then, okay. sta
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 7:00am EST
director to bring such energy to the library's mission of preserving our nation's history, and our good friend who we always love having with this, pulitzer prize-winning journalist tom oliphant who will serve as tonight's moderator. but tonight's featured speaker is really president kennedy, who in july 1962 installed hidden recording systems in both the oval office and cabinet room so he might have a record of deliberations and exchanges during his administration. the president also used a dictaphone to record his personal observations following key meetings and events. we thought you'd all enjoy seeing the actual dictaphone that he used at senator before becoming president. we put it up there on the stage. we invite you to, look at it after the forum, but this is the real thing. this is what the president used when he was in the senate, the one he used when he was president instead of the national archives. over the years we've welcomed many individuals to the stage have worked for president kennedy. those who wrote for him, those who served with him in the navy, those in him as a fr
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 3:55pm EST
this long-term investment. it is by far the largest energy bill in the history country. the stimulus poured and 90 billion, just complete game changer for when, solar and other renewables, energy efficiencies in every imaginable form. i get caught for saying nice things, electric vehicles, advanced biofuels, clean energy resource center elegies of tomorrow in factories to build this staff in the united states. not just energy, but the stimulus is going to drag our antiquated health care system into the digital era said that your doctor might not kill you with his chicken scratch handwriting. by 2015, every american will have an electronic medical record from which really should improve care and reduce cost and as a down payment on health care reform. this included the most ambitious education reform in decades. had the largest infrastructure investments since eisenhower. the largest research investment after. the largest low-cost tax cut since reagan went to more than 95% of the country and less than 10% country noticed it. but in my book i do try to get deep into the bowels of the w
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 11:00am EST
every last hour, every moment of energy and enlightenment. what do we make of this man who was so eager to embrace the day, to enjoy and to endure as long as he did. we have to see him for what he was. he was a working politician. here is what george washington wrote to jefferson and hamilton in their relatively rough early days in the cabinet, in the 1790s, when as jefferson put it we were daily pitted in the cabinet like two cox at each other's throats. here is washington. how unfortunate that while we are encompassed on all sides with avowed enemies and insidious friends that internal dissensions should be tearing our vitals. very non washington, very vivid phrase. john adams in the same era of the same year said jefferson's mind is poisoned with passion, prejudice and faction. hamilton said of jefferson, this is how well the work, hamilton said of jefferson that anyone who cares about the liberty of the country or welfare of the nation should look with great despair on jefferson's ascendance to the presidency and jefferson with a fairly formidable outreach to his friends said i will
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
is a model of educating young people. it is really remarkable and a lot of that goes to the energy that drives them to be candid with john burns says. thank you so much for your work. [applause] >> thank you for keeping mrs. reagan in your prayers. she is a remarkable woman who has spent a lifetime serving this country. she continues to be active and playable here at the library. i couldn't come here and not mention her for at least a moment. governor, we have done a lot of things over the years. from the mayor to u.s. senator governor, i look to them as great people who have a willingness to serve their country. it is always a family engagement if you're out there. thank you both for serving the country. it really does make a difference. it's wonderful to be back here. [applause] >> i didn't know you'd be with us, but we are thrilled to have you here tonight. we have launched what we call an american legacy book tour. we are very fond of the library, as you know. we made a movie about ronald reagan and i would like to recognize tonight kevin and his wife. he was the director of th
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 12:00am EST
-- a book is quite an expenditure of energy, and we've always taken time between books. and we have a, we've got some projects at "vanity fair" that have kind of almost been on hold as bev -- as we've finished the book and gone through the interest that this book has arisen. so all we know for sure is that we will never rub out of -- run out of material. >> guest: oh, no. the potential list -- >> guest: growing each year. things get longer and longer. >> host: have you ever thought about separating, doing solo projects? >> guest: well, i think, you know, because i'm older i would like to go back and look at investigative reporting in the '50s and '60s when i started, which is a little different. but beyond that, no. >> guest: we've been so busy with projects over the years, there really hasn't been the time to do anything else. >> host: dave in louisiana, you are on with james steele and donald barlett. >> caller: thank you very much, and good afternoon. my question concerns the green economy. i'm an old-timer fdr democrat, and i disagree with some of the new democrats, especially t
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 11:00am EST
, killing dissidents. >> we are not finding -- were is the energy? the energy is in the united states. stop these strikes. stop the labor. i think stalin has always been a convenient distraction for the right and the center. up to today, to get away -- >> the fact they could agreed also made easier, the right to do that. >> that's what concerns me. when you feel all the liberals, so to speak, and also the truman liberals, the hard clippers that were in this direction. and it changes american history terribly because right now we have no union movement. i think the concept of labor, it's not even discussed in this country. [talking over each other] >> this is what's happened. this is far more important, friendly, then pointing the finger at the soviet union. why not point it at, as i said earlier, churchill increase in athens in 1944? [talking over each other] >> we've got to take a break. we will jump forward after the break. >> sorry, i just wanted -- spent on the go? "after words" is available via podcast. visit booktv.org and click podcast on the upper left side of the page. select
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 10:00pm EST
about that. and his energies began to divide. you know, he never forgot about the black struggle or ceased to have full sympathy with it. but the demands on his time tended to be more and more in regard to the war in vietnam. >> host: now, maybe before we talk a little wit more about what he -- little bit more about what he did in opposition to the war we can talk about what he did to get fired from spelman college. it's certainly related to the civil rights work he did. what was going on at spelman at the time? >> guest: spelman had a black president at the time named albert manley. and it's only, it's only since the book has come out as a result of a conversation with someone that i've changed my perspective on the fact that the black president and howard tangled so often and finally so bitterly. howard and his family were packed up in the summer of 1963 ready to go to boston for the summer, and howard stopped off at the mailbox for one look -- for one last look because they needed the last salary check, and he hoped it would be there. what he found instead was the letter from man
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 9:00pm EST
began against of the war in vietnam that he also felt very strongly about that and his energy began to divide, you know, she never forgot about the black struggle or ceased to have full sympathy with it. but the demand on his time tended to be more in regard to the vietnam. >> host: before we talk about what he did in opposition to the war we can talk about him getting fired from spearman college. this is an interesting episode of his life and it is certainly related to the civil rights that he did. what was going on at spellman at the time? >> guest: spellman had a black president at that time named albert manly, and it's only since the book has come out as a result of the conversation with someone. i've changed my perspective and he and so vividly howard and his family were packed up in the summer of 1963 ready to go to boston for the summer, and he stopped off at the mailbox for one last book because they needed the last salary check and he hoped would be there. what she found instead was the letter from him that preemptively fired him and told him not to come back. and it seemed
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 9:00am EST
going for one of those phases, not only the book tour but a book is quite an expenditure of energy. we have always taken time between books and we have some projects at vanity fair that have been on hold as we finish the book and have gone through the interest that this book has arisen. all i know for sure is we will never run out of material. it seems like each year things get longer and longer. >> host: have you ever thought about separating, doing solo project? >> guest: because i am older, i would like to go back and look at investigative reporting in the 50s and 60s one started but that is a little different. >> host: >> guest: we have been so busy with projects there has not been time to do anything else. >> host: dave in louisiana, you are on with james steele and donald barlett. >> caller: good afternoon. my question concerns the dream economy. i am an old fdr democrat and i disagree with some of the new democrats especially the classes of 74 and 76, john kerry and the clintons and some of these other free traders. the other day i was watching television and saw former pres
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